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CCEL CD-ROM 2000 edition now available

World Wide Study Bible -- Scripture, commentaries, sermons, etc.
Early Church Fathers, 38 volumes -- The most important writings from the first 800 years of the church.

Author Index


Anonymous (14th c. Germany)
Theologia Germanica
Anonymous (14th c. English)
The Cloud of Unknowing
St. Alphonsus (1696-1787)
Uniformity with God's Will
St. Anselm (1033-1109)
Proslogium; Monologium; An Appendix in Behalf of the Fool by Gaunilon; and Cur Deus Homo
St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)
Summa Theologica
Summa Contra Gentiles -- selections, tr. Joseph Rickaby
Catena Aurea (Patristic Commentary on the Gospels)
The Catechetical Instructions of St. Thomas Aquinas
St. Athanasius (c. 295-373)
On the Incarnation
St. Augustine (345-430)
The Confessions of St. Augustine
City of God
On Christian Doctrine
Handbook on Faith, Hope, and Love
Richard Baxter (1615-1691)
The Saints' Everlasting Rest
St. Benedict (480-547)
Rule of St. Benedict
The Holy Rule of St. Benedict, tr. Rev. Boniface Verheyen
St. Bernard of Clairvaux (1090?-1153)
On Loving God
Jacob Boehme (1575-1624)
The Way to Christ
See also Dialogs from the Past
Boethius (480-524)
The Trinity is One God, Not Three Gods
Horatius Bonar
God's Way of Peace
The Rent Veil, txt, 219k
Edward M. Bounds (1835-1913)
Power Through Prayer
The Necessity of Prayer
The Possibilities of Prayer
Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682)
Religio Medici (1643)
John Bunyan (1628-1688)
Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners
The Holy War
Pilgrim's Progress
See also Pilgrim's Page
John Calvin (1509-1564)
Calvin: Commentaries [Selections], tr. and ed. by Joseph Haroutunian
On the Christian Life, HTML, RTF, pdf, text
Institutes of the Christian Religion
Of Prayer
John Cassian (360-435)
St. Catherine of Siena (1347-1380)
Dialog of Catherine of Siena
St. Catherine of Genoa
The Life and Doctrine of Saint Catherine of Genoa
Oswald Chambers
My Utmost for His Highest
R.H. Charles
The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament
Stephen Charnock
A Discourse on the Cleansing Virtue of Christ's Blood, HTML [130k]
A Discourse of the Efficient of Regeneration, Part 1, HTML [319k]
A Discourse of the Efficient of Regeneration, Part 2, HTML [226k]
A Discourse of God's being the Author of Reconciliation, HTML [648k]
A Discourse of the Nature of Regeneneration, HTML [329k]
A Discourse of the Word, the Instrument of Regeneration, HTML [112k]
The Necessity of Regeneration, HTML [286k]
G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936)
What's Wrong with the World Today
Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) (tr. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)
Philip Doddridge
The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul
John Donne (1572-1631)
Devotions upon Emergent Occasions, HTML, RTF, pdf
Death's Duel, HTML
Sermon Preached to the Lords upon Easter-day, at the Communion HTML, text
Poetry Selections
Henry Drummond
The Ascent of Man
The Greatest Thing in the World and Other Addresses
The Ideal Life
A Life for A Life and Other Addresses
Natural Law in the Spiritual World
The New Evangelism and other Papers
Stones Rolled Away
Alfred Edersheim (1825-1889)
Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah
Sketches of Jewish Social Life
The Temple--Its Ministry and Services
Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758)
Religious Affections
Select Sermons
Treatise on Grace
An Unpublished Essay on the Trinity
Freedom of the Will
David Brainerd
Complete Works [in progress]
See also Edwards On-Line
St. Ephraim of Syria (c. 306-373)
The Pearl
Desiderius Erasmus (c. 1466-1536)
In Praise of Folly [203k]
See also the Erasmus Text Project
St. Eucherius of Lyons
De Contemptu Mundi, html The Formulae of St. Eucherius of Lyons
Francois Fenelon (1651-1715)
Spiritual Progress
Charles G. Finney (1792-1875)
Lectures on Revival text files
Lectures to Professing Christians text files
Systematic Theology, text files
Sermons on Gospel Themes, HTML files
John Flavel (c. 1630-1691)
The Fountain of Life opened up: or, A Display of Christ in his essential and mediatorial glory [1.4 MB]
The Method of Grace in the Gospel Redemption
Christ Altogether Lovely
On Keeping the Heart [191k]
George Fox (1624-1691)
Autobiography of George Fox
John Foxe (1516-1587)
Book of Martyrs
St. Francis of Sales (1567-1622)
Introduction to the Devout Life [533k]
Edmund G. Gardner
The Cell of Self-Knowledge: Seven Early English Mystical Treatises
Billy Graham
Peace with God
William Guthrie (1620-1665)
The Christian's Great Interest
Madame Guyon (1647-1717)
Autobiography of Madame Guyon
Translations from the French of Madame de la Mothe Guion [Poetry], tr. William Cowper
Walter Hilton (?-1396)
The Scale (or Ladder) of Perfection
Treatise Written to a Devout Man
The Song of Angels
St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556)
The Spiritual Exercises
W. R. Inge (1860-1954)
Light, Life, and Love (Selections from German Mystics)
St. John of the Cross (1542-1591)
Ascent of Mount Carmel
Dark Night of the Soul
A Spiritual Canticle of the Soul and the Bridegroom Christ
Collected Works, Tr. Kieran Kavanaugh (from Austria)
J. H. Jowett
The School of Calvary
Julian of Norwich (c. 1342-c. 1413)
Revelations of Divine Love
Thomas Kempis (1380-1471)
The Imitation of Christ
Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920)
To Be Near Unto God
See also The Abraham Kuyper Home Page in Singapore
William Law (1686-1761)
A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life
An Humble, Earnest, and Affectionate Address to the Clergy
An Appeal to all who Doubt the Truths of the Gospel
A Demonstration of the Errors of a Late Book...
The Way to Divine Knowledge
Of Justification by Faith and Works
A Collection of Letters . . . on Several Occasions
The Grounds and Reasons of Christian Regeneration
The Spirit of Love, HTML, text [342k]
The Spirit of Prayer, HTML, text [373k]
Brother Lawrence (c. 1605-1691)
The Practice of the Presence of God
Martin Luther (1483-1546)
Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians
Small Catechism, text [21k]
The Large Catechism, tr. F. Bente and W. H. T. Dau
Preface to Romans
Table Talk
Select Sermons
See also the Project Wittenberg Martin Luther page
F. B. Meyer (1847-1929)
The Way Into the Holiest
The Secret of Guidance
Our Daily Homily
John Milton (1608-1674)
Paradise Lost, html text
Paradise Regained, text
Miguel de Molinos (1628-1696)
The Spiritual Guide, html
Andrew Murray
The Deeper Christian Life
The True Vine: Meditations for a Month on John 15:1-16
The New Life: Words of God for Young Disciples
The Lord's Table
Watchman Nee
The Normal Christian Life
James Orr
Christian View of God and the World (in progress)
John Owen(1616-1683)
On the Mortification of Sin in Believers...
On Temptation...
The Doctrine of Justification by Faith, text [1221k]
A brief Declaration and Vindication of The Doctrine of the Trinity, text [242k]
Evidences of the Faith of God's Elect, text [158k]
Introduction to the Worship of God, text [250k]
Of Communion with God, text [760K], zip [267K]
A Vindication of some Passages in a Discourse concerning Communion with God
Two short Catechisms
Glory of Christ, text [413k]
Glory of Christ, part 2, text [122k]
Blaise Pascal
St. Patrick (c. 390-c. 461)
The Confession of St. Patrick
Richard Rolle of Hampole (c.1290-1349)
The Fire of Love and the Mending of Life
Samuel Rutherford (1600-1661)
A Selection from his Letters, text [240k]
St. John of Ruysbroeck (1293-1381)
The Adornment of the Spiritual Marriage and other works
Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957)
Catholic Tales and Christian Songs
Sadhu Sundar Singh, tr. Ref. Arthur and Mrs. Parker
At the Masters Feet
Philip Schaff
History of the Christian Church (8 vols.)
Hannah Whitall Smith
The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life
C. H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)
All of Grace
Morning and Evening
Till He Come
Commenting and Commentaries
See AlsoThe Spurgeon Archive
Henry Suso
A Little Book of Eternal Wisdom
John Tauler
The Inner Way
J. Hudson Taylor
Union and Communion
Jeremy Taylor
Holy Living
Holy Dying
St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)
The Way of Perfection
The Life of Teresa of Avila
Interior Castle
Brother Ugolino
The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi
Evelyn Underhill
Mysticism: A Study in the Nature and Development of Spiritual Consciousness
An Unknown Christian
The Kneeling Christian
Thomas Watson
The Art of Divine Contentment: An Exposition of Philippians 4:11
A Divine Cordial
The Lord's Prayer
The Ten Commandments
Isaac Watts
The Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts
John Wesley (1703-1791)
Sermons on Several Occasions
A Plain Account of Christian Perfection
Wesley's Notes on the Bible
A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists
The Journal of John Wesley, HTML [1239K], RTF [1044K]
George Whitefield
John Woolman
Journal of John Woolman


G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936)
The Club of Queer Trades, pdf
The Innocence of Father Brown
The Man Who Knew Too Much
The Man Who Was Thursday
The Trees of Pride
The Wisdom of Father Brown
Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881)
The Brothers Karamazov
Crime and Punishment
Notes from the Underground
George MacDonald (1824-1905)
At the Back of the North Wind
The Light Princess
The Day Boy and the Night Girl
Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1828-1910)
Twenty-Three Tales
Anna Karenina
A Confession
The Devil
Family Happiness
Hadji Murad
The Death of Ivan Ilych
The Kreutzer sonata
Master and Man
The Works of Guy de Maupassant
Father Sergius


200 Midi Files
Frances Bevan
Hymns of Ter Steegen, Suso, and Others
William Cowper
The Complete Poetical Works
Hymnal of The Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA, 1916,
text [576K], RTF [1054k]
William Walker
Southern Harmony, 1854
Isaac Watts
The Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts
John Wesley (1703-1791)
A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists


World Wide Study Bible
Scripture versions: ASV LXX-English Czech
Concordance: Search the KJV, ASV, YLT, and Darby versions of the Bible
Bible and Concordance (The Bible Gateway), searchable, multiple languages
Catholic Encyclopedia
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology
Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Robert Jamieson, A. R. Fausset and David Brown
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible [unabridged, in progress]
Nave's Topical Bible
Original Commentary on Acts by J. W. McGarvey
The Fourfold Gospel by J. W. McGarvey and Philip Y. Pendleton
People's New Testament by B. W. Johnson
The New Testament Commentary: Vol. III--John by B. W. Johnson
Torrey's New Topical Textbook
Synopsis of the Bible, John N. Darby (in progress)

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